05 June 2007

Today's Two Peas Challenge

The blogging challenge on 2Peas for today is to write about five songs that you have recently downloaded or love right now. That's a fairly easy one for me since I've been completely in a Coldplay frame of mind of late. If you haven't listened to their music, it is considered "alternative" rock, or "piano rock". Most of it has a contemplative, sort of melancholy quality to it. The one exception on the list below is the last song, which is more upbeat. Some Coldplay music is acoustic (guitar, piano, drums) and other pieces are highly synthesized, with an "ethereal" quality. The lyrics are simple but meaningful.

Here are five Coldplay songs (and snippets of lyrics) that I absolutely love. No...wait! Six!

My apolgies for the inconsistent fonts and sizing below. Blogger is not cooperating this morning.

From 2005 album, X&Y

1) "X&Y" (title track)

I know something is broken,
And I'm trying to fix it.
Trying to repair it, Any way I can
ou and me are floating on a tidal wave...Together
You and me are drifting into outer space...

2) "Fix You"

When you try your best, but you don't succeed,
When you get what you want, but not what you need
When you feel so tired, but you can't sleep,
Stuck in reverse...
Lights will guide you home,
And ignite your bones,
And I will try to fix you

3) "What If"

Every step that you take,
Could be your biggest mistake,
It could bend or it could break,
That's the risk that you take
What if you should decide,
That you don't want me there by your side,
That you don't want me there in your life

From 2002 album, A Rush of Blood to the Head

4) "In My Place"

In my place, in my place,
Were lines that I couldn't change,
I was lost, oh yeah.
I was lost, I was lost,
Crossed lines I shouldn't have crossed, I was lost, oh yeah.

5) "The Scientist"
I was just guessing,
At numbers and figures,
Pulling your puzzles apart
Questions of science,
Science and progress,
Do not speak as loud as my heart
Tell me you love me,
Come back and haunt me,
Oh and I rush to the start
6) "God Put a Smile Upon Your Face"
Where do we go, nobody knows,
Don't ever say you're on your way down when
God gave you style and gave you grace,
And put a smile upon your face

1 comment:

Colleen said...

Looks like we know who your fav band is!!